Draft work and carting
Carting is a hobby that you
can't start without the proper equipment. You need a good pulling
harness, shafts and either a cart or a sled. The harness has to be a pulling
harness, a normal walking harness will just injure your dog.
You can start with a young dog by introducing it to the harness, but leave
it at that. Don't start pulling weights with a young dog (under 24 months),
because excessive stress to the body will prevent the dog from developing
normally. Remember to start slow!
We like the hobby a lot,
but unfortunately we don't have a good training area closeby. All the
girls are used to pulling and seem to enjoy it a lot!
Capri at a draft test in England (Tawd
Vale) in spring -09
Draught Level 1, GCC Bronze at Bo Peep, UK 2009
Draught Level 2&3, GCC Silver at Tawd, UK 2009
Draught levels 1&2 [and
waterwork levels A & B] at Bala (Wales), UK 2010